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Ashwagandha: The top-notch adaptogenic herb
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Ashwagandha: The top-notch adaptogenic herb

October 11, 2020

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist In the current Corona pandemic situation, herbal concoction are gaining importance as more and more practitioners of herbal medicine are prescribing them for boosting immunity and to keep mental health in good condition. Usage of herbs and spices for enhancing immunity and to suppress mental depression are…

Guduchi: A potent herbal immune booster
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Guduchi: A potent herbal immune booster

August 9, 2020

By Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist In recent months, ayurvedic medicines and herbs are gaining more importance for their usefulness to boost immunity besides  being used by many to defend themselves from Corona infection in the current crisis. It seems the people have reposed confidence in the age old ‘Traditional system of medicine’ as a first…

Pink Lapacho The winter delight
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Pink Lapacho The winter delight

December 29, 2019

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist With the onset of winter many a deciduous tree shed their old leaves followed by fresh growth of foliage and flowers. This phenomenon of rejuvenation begins during December in many ornamental trees lining the avenues of Mysuru. Among these ‘Pink Lapacho’ is the first to dress up…

Aparajitha: The Memory Booster
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Aparajitha: The Memory Booster

November 3, 2019

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Among the innumerable plants used in native system of medicines  ‘Aparajita’  stands out as a curative herb to improve memory. In Ayurveda,  it is grouped under ‘Medhya’  category forming part of  “Shirovirechanopaga” group of herbs associated with detoxification and cleansing of the brain and associated nervous system. A perennial creeper…

‘Kadamba’ Vriksha: Sri Krishna’s favourite
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‘Kadamba’ Vriksha: Sri Krishna’s favourite

August 25, 2019

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Many indigenous trees are designated as sacred trees as they are associated with mythology, religion and folklore. A few are symbolic of specific God(s). ‘Kadamba’ is one such tree associated with Lord Krishna. The flowers are offered in temples and used in tribal festivals. The tree is…

Christmas Kalanchoes: The ‘Winter Delight’
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Christmas Kalanchoes: The ‘Winter Delight’

January 20, 2019

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Mob: 97429-91057  e-mail: [email protected] During the late winter, local plant nurseries are flooded with an innumerable variety of foliage and flowering annuals. Among these, Kalanchoes with blooms in multitude of colours stand apart.   They are eye-catching and most sought after plants known for their fleshy leaves and…

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